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quote:Originally posted by time-copnuclear power is great,its generally safe,the problem is,when it goes wrong,it goes spectacularly wrong,
quote:and the effects will last for centuries,the deformities in babies ect just dont stop,
quote:we have to do some thing,why not tidal or wave power,wind power is good,but the turbines upset people,more hydro power,once again an enviromental issue
quote:Originally posted by HadrianAre you saying that we have a safe way to dispose of this waste now? Also are you saying that we will be able to safely decommission all the old plants that are to be soon taken off line in time? Till Chernobyl happened what was the worst accident on record? USA is probably the one of thew most tectonically advanced country in the world. The spent billions of Dollars on the space shuttle but it still failed more then once. So is it guaranteed safe, never ever are we going to face another accident like Chernobyl? If there is a possibility of failure is the possible damage worth the risk?
quote: Fact is if we all spent less on guns and bombs there would be money to develop safe alternatives. We reap what we sow so let us hope the cost will not be to high.
quote:On 26 April 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant blew up. Forty-eight hours later the entire area was evacuated. Over the following months there were stories of mass graves and dire warnings of thousands of deaths from radiation exposure. Yet in a BBC Horizon report to be screened on Thursday, a number of scientists argue that 20 years after the accident there is no credible scientific evidence that any of these predications are coming true. The anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident in April saw the publication of a number of reports that examined the potential death toll resulting from exposure to radiation from Chernobyl. Environmental group Greenpeace said the figure would be near 100,000. Another, Torch (The Other Report on Chernobyl), predicted an extra 30,000-60,000 cancer deaths across Europe. But according to figures from the Chernobyl Forum, an international organisation of scientific bodies including a number of UN agencies, deaths directly attributable to radiation from Chernobyl currently stand at 56 - less than the weekly death toll on Britain's roads.